Become a bikeUMD Ambassador!

BikeUMD Bicycle Ambassador

What is bikeUMD?

bikeUMD is a campus program with the goal of promoting bicycling within the UMD community. Funding comes primarily from the Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) but the program also depends heavily on collaborations with the Campus Bike Shop in Cole field house and the Campus Police.

What are we looking for in a Bicycle Ambassador?

We are looking for energetic, punctual students, faculty and staff who are comfortable riding a bicycle and eager to advocate for improved bicycle facilities on our campus. Candidates should be interested in promoting safe and fun biking behaviors and events. Interested students should not expect to graduate before spring of 2011.


  • Chalk bicycle related messages
  • Pass out bicycle related information during Bicycle Week (April 5 – April 9, 2010) (Please be willing to commit to 4 hours of volunteer time during this week.)
  • Attend training sessions and informational sessions. (No more than 2 a semester) (food provided)
  • Share announcements about bicycling on campus through facebook, twitter, email and other social media
  • Represent the student body by giving input and feedback on facilities and plans
  • Other opportunities to promote cycling:
    • Lead bicycle tours, assist with helmet fittings, promote use of u-locks,  etc.


  • Bicycle Ambassador T-Shirts
  • The chance to win a messenger bag
  • Opportunity to be part of the development of a larger bike community at UMD
  • Ambassadorships are unpaid

For more information about bikeUMD, visit our blog

Please indicate your interest by February 26, 2010 by emailing

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3 Responses to Become a bikeUMD Ambassador!

  1. Sandip Haldar says:

    I was impressed and interested in this activity (bikeUMD). By the way, if I want to be part of the team, do I need to have my own bycycle?


  2. Bill Norwood says:

    Hi Bike UMD,
    -It is great to see the progress you devotees have made!
    -This morning it was 22 degrees out my way, but the air was so still that the only way that I could find any wind chill was to ride my bike. Need wind chill in order to get in shape for when the cold weather comes.
    -One suggestion for reporting on surveys:
    It is burdensome to read percentages to two decimal places, when rounding to the nearest whole percentage point would be adequate. In fact, this information could not possibly be real to percentages to two decimal places or 4 significant figures. And this is because there will be bias in who responds, and there will be imprecision in each of the respondents due to the survey imperfections as well as due to individual perceptions.
    Thanks, Bill Norwood, Physics Dept since the 1960’s

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